Can you spot all the differences between these REAL pizza boxes? One is constructed and the other is collapsed. Look closely.
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Steph Mantis built these rad custom frames to house beautiful pizza boxes!
The art world will never be the same after this epic gallery show of amazing pizza boxes hits the scene this Thursday at the Melville House Gallery in DUMBO. About a dozen boxes will be on display all month long, most of which are featured in Viva La Pizza! The Art of the Pizza Box, the acclaimed new book about the history, art and science of pizza boxes.
The Art of the Pizza Box an exhibit curated by Scott Wiener
Opening party Thursday, March 6, 6:30 PM
Melville House Gallery
154 Plymouth St, Brooklyn
The show will be up through the end of March!
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Some of my favorite football-themed pizza boxes from the late 1990s in honor of Superbowl XLVIII. These were all designed by Joe Lacek for Roma Foods and produced by Jefferson Smurfit Packaging (later Smurfit-Stone, now RockTenn). Today is the pizza industry’s busiest day, so they’re going to be using A LOT of boxes!
See more amazing pizza boxes in my book Viva La Pizza! The Art of the Pizza Box, available wherever fine books are sold!
I wrote a book about pizza boxes. It comes out Tuesday, November 5 (one week from today). I’m super excited about it.
Viva La Pizza! The Art of the Pizza Box presents over 100 amazing pizza boxes from around the world and tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the history, art and technology of mankind’s most under appreciated art form.
Find out more about the book on my website, which has page previews, purchasing information and book events in YOUR TOWN!
Pre-order your copy TODAY from McNally Jackson (signed copies!), Amazon, or get 40% off with promo code PIZZA when purchasing directly from my publisher Melville House! It will also be available in Barnes and Noble bookstores and indie shops everywhere.
Roma Foods produced this generic box over 20 years ago!
This may not be a heart-shaped pizza box, but there have been attempts at such a container from at least one of the national chains. I have a prototype from the country’s biggest pizza box manufacturer but posting it here would be legally questionable. My pizza box collection has plenty of rare gems and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be turning that collection into a super-amazing BOOK over the next few months!
The book will navigate readers through the world of pizza box art and design, a subject that usually goes straight into the garbage. I have over 250 boxes from around the world, most of which were sent to me by pizza tour guests. I document the unboxing of these gems on my YouTube channel, so take a gander if you’re keen.
Now for a call to arms. If you spot a cool pizza box, snag it! Send me a photo at SCOTT at SCOTTSPIZZATOURS dot COM and I’ll check the archive to see if I already have it. If you send me new boxes, I’ll send you a prize: up to three boxes scores you an amazing Pizza Pen, 4-6 different boxes get you a free SPT-shirt, 7-9 boxes get you an incredible SPT Hoodie! Ten or more gets you a FREE TOUR TICKET!!! These can be custom boxes from a local pizzeria, old boxes you forgot you had in your pizzeria’s storage closet or even seemingly boring generic boxes from some part of the world that barely has pizza. I’m trying to represent as wide a cross-section of the pizza world as possible and YOU can help immensely!
NYU’s community service group Arts in the Community has joined forces with students from Massapequa High School to bring a special collection of pizza-themed artwork to the walls of a pizzeria in Greenwich Village. The Pizza Box has provided wall space to local artists since it opened in 1957. The collection, which debuted at this year’s Slice Out Hunger event, is composed of works by high school seniors (actually recent grads!) and will run through the end of July.
Check out these great pieces by Massapequa High School’s pizza-crazed artists and grab a slice while you’re there!
176 Bleecker St (between Sullivan St & MacDougal)
Greenwich Village, NYC